Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers (Harper Collins)

coverThe long awaited ‘Once Upon an Alphabet‘ is finally here and it’s just as good as we’d hoped and then some.

With it’s striking day-glow orange cover (not one photo I’ve seen of the cover does it justice, including ours) and high quality finish, it’s bound to make it onto many wish lists this Christmas and for many Christmases to come.

GIt’s been ten years since Jeffers stunning debut ‘How to Catch a Star’ and his latest offering is bound to be a winner, no matter what your age.

With Oliver’s iconic imagery and distinct hand lettering that he has become synonymous with, is a rather different approach to the alphabet. It takes a quirky and original look at each letter in more depth, each with it’s own story.

YOliver’s unique short stories are humorous and ever so slightly surreal, but there’s a story in there for everyone.

This hefty book, with weighty pages (which, I hasten to add, smell utterly delicious!) will not disappoint.

Some have criticised Jeffers more recent work for not being up to par, but I defy any of them not to love this neon gem.

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